An American Family History

Frimet Neger Yarmark

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Galicia is in east central Europe between Poland and the Ukraine. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna ceded Galacia to Austria. From 1873, Galicia was an autonomous province of Austria-Hungary with Polish, Ukrainian and Ruthenin as official languages. From the 1880s to the World War I, a mass emigration from Galacia occurred.

Fanny (Fannie, Frimet, Freida) Neger Yarmark was born on August 7, 1850 in eastern Galicia on the San River in the Lwow district. She was the daughter of Menaske Ungar and Feige Rosner.

She married Isidore Yarmark. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Isidore and Fanny Yarmark.

She died on May 29, 1917 and is buried in Washington Cemetery.

Fanny's Tombstone

Between 1880 and World War I about 2,000,000 Yiddish-speaking, Ashkenazi Jews immigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States.